(Beau Rivage #2)
by Sarah Cross
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Publication Date: January 27th 2015
Genre: Young Adult | FairyTales | Retellings
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An edgy fairy tale retelling of "Snow White" set in the world of Kill Me Softly for fans of Once Upon a Time and Grimm.
Faced with a possible loophole to her "Snow White" curse, Viv goes underground, literally, to find the prince who's fated to rescue her. But is life safe in the Underworld worth the price of sacrficing the love that might kill her? (Goodreads)
The main character in the story is Vivian who has the Snow White curse. Since she knows every detail on how the curse plays out, she has major trust issues, especially with her step-mom and the Huntsman. And who can blame her, honestly? Viv’s step-mom, Regina, is young, hot, and pretty much the definition of evil, and doesn’t mind letting Viv know exactly how she feels about her. She will do anything she has to do to get Viv out of the picture, including turning Viv’s best friend, Hensley, against her.
Viv has two love interests in the story; one being with the Hensley, the Huntsman, who she has known and loved pretty much her whole life, and also with the ‘prince’ from her storyline, Jasper, who lives in the underworld. While she loves Hensley, she doesn’t know if she can trust him not to kill her when the time comes. And even though Jasper claims that he can protect her as long as she stays in the underworld, she has to wonder if she can trust him as well. What’s a girl to do??
I have to say that I absolutely love the fairytale storyline for these books. I am a pretty big fan of retellings, and I love that this book pretty much has them all in one. And sometimes it’s not the ‘Disney’ version of the retellings that the story follows, but the horrible ones that were made long, long ago. Also, the world-building for the book was totally engrossing, not just the fairytale town in which they live, but also the underworld as well. This, along with the characters, will have you completely hooked as you turn the pages.
Overall; If you’re a fan of fairytale retellings, you’re definitely going to want to check out Tear You Apart, and Kill Me Softly! These books will take you on an adventure that you won’t soon forget.